Carmen Nocentelli, associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of New Mexico, was awarded MLA's Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies for her outstanding scholarly work, Empires of Love: Europe, Asia, and the Making of Early Modern Identity
World-renowned writer N. Scott Momaday is a visiting professor in the English Department for the 2014-15 academic year. Welcome, Scott!
Kathleen Washburn presents Bobbie Thomas with the Outstanding Student Award in English for the 2014 American Indian Summer Bridge (AISB) Program. Incoming students earn credit in Native American Studies, math, and English courses in the intensive summer program. Photo courtesy of American Indian Student Services.
Professor Luci Tapahonso reads at the My Favorite Poem event held in Zimmerman Library.
Helen Damico, Ruth Salvaggio, and Minrose Gwin admire the new display case featuring Hector Torres and Pat Smith's memorabilia. A reception took place last year dedicating our new lounge as the Patricia Clark Smith and Hector Avalos Torres Memorial Lounge.
A number of UNM graduate students present with Juan Guerra at the opening panel of the 2013 Writing the World Symposium. The panel focused on the history and future of Writing Across Communities at UNM.
Vianey Veleta and Alexa Marquez, students in a learning community that includes a first year writing class and a finance course, present at the bi-annual Celebration of Student Writing.
Students in English classes regularly visit historical sites in New Mexico and elsewhere. Here, Dr. Feroza Jussawalla's class visits the Lawrence Ranch in Taos, NM.
New Mexico is a great place to live and study. The annual Balloon Fiesta is just one of the many events in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area that students and faculty in our Department regularly enjoy.
Dr. Carolyn Woodward's Survey of Earlier English Literature class bows at the end of their performance of Twelfth Night. In addition to engaging with literary works in the classroom, students bring them to life through theatrical performances such as this.
The English Department is home to faculty with diverse research and teaching interests.